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[texts]Reduce Your Dross Loss 40 to 50 [percent] with the New Monomelt Dross Sifter - The Monomelt Company, Inc.
Advertising flyer and simple instructions for the Monomelt Dross Sifter, a device to sift usable typemetal out of linecasting or typecasting dross. No date, but the patent for this device (US patent no. 2,151,996) was filed in 1936 and issued in 1939.
Keywords: linecasting; typecasting; printing
Downloads: 43
[texts]The Book of the Matrix Announcing Specimen Book of Type Styles - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The Book of the Matrix[:] Announcing Specimen Book of Type Styles . (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1916). While this is in theory a prospectus for a type specimen book, it contains no specimens and little typographical information per se. Rather, it emphasizes the manufacturing capabilities of the Mergenthaler company. 16pp. It contains photographs of the Mergenthaler main office (Tribune Building), selling offices, and Brooklyn plant (exterior and some interior views)...
Keywords: mergenthaler linotype; matrix; type specimens
Downloads: 95
[texts]Parts Catlog - Star Automatic Quadding Attachment, Models C and D - Linotype Parts Company
An illustrated parts catalog for the Automatic Quadding Attachment, Models C and D, made by the Linotype Parts Company (later Star Parts, Inc.) A quadder is an attachment for a linecasting machine such as a Linotype which performs functions which would have been accomplished using quads in hand-set type. This parts catalog, dated from an attached slip to July 20, 1950, is illustrated with glossy photographic prints bound into the manual on hinges ("bound" is too grand a term; it's 3-hole folder ...
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 87
[texts]GB Patent 217,638 Improvements in Machine Vices - Edward Cheshire
British patent 217,638. Accepted 1924-06-16. Filed 1923-03-15 as 7533/28. Edward Cheshire. "Improvements in Machine Vices."
Keywords: printers saw; composing room equipment; printing
Downloads: 70
[texts]Erection Procedure for the Model 32 Blue Streak Linotype - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
The procedures for erecting a Model 32 Linotype from a "stripped to base" condition. Includes a dimensioned floor plan. This document dates from the late 1940s or 1950s.
Keywords: linotype; linecasting; printing
Downloads: 100
[texts]US Patent 2,088,306, Base for Printing Plates - Lester A. Neumann
United States patent 2,088,306. Filed 1934-10-06 (as application serial number 747,158). Issued 1937-07-27. Lester A. Neumann (assigned to M & L Typesetting and Electrotyping Company (Chicago)). Base for Printing Plates.
Keywords: printing plates; printing base; electrotype base; typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing types
Downloads: 74
[texts]US Patent 547,860: Machine for Distributing, Setting, and Justifying Type - James WIlliam Paige
Text (specification) of US patent 547,860, issued 1895-10-15 to James William Paige. "Machine for Distributing, Setting, and Justifying Type." Application filed 1887-08-19 as application serial number 247,325. This scan was done by Dr. David M. MacMillan from a printed original. Thanks are due to Mark Knudsen for preserving this material and making it available. This item contains the text (specification) pages only...
Keywords: typesetting; composing machines
Downloads: 53
[texts]The Care and Maintenance of Matrices - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
"The Care and Maintenance of Matrices."  A booklet in the series "Linotype Lifetime Extension" by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company.  Printing code: 610.23 B U 25X.
Keywords: linotype
Downloads: 26
[texts]Linotype General Maintenance (Part I): Routine Checkups, Cleaning and Lubrication - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
"General Maintenance (Part I): Routine Checkups, Cleaning and Lubrication." (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1942.) This is a booklet in the "Linotype Life Extension" series. Printing code: 610.25-C-U-22X.
Keywords: linotype
Downloads: 32
[texts]Monotype Type And Rule [Caster] Ruled Form System Brochure - Lanston Monotype Machine Company
"Monotype Type-&-Rule Ruled Form System." (Philadelpha, PA: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, n.d. [but 1943 or later, as it uses a city zone code]). Rule Dashes, Leaders, and Strip Rule cast on the Lanston Monotype Type-&-Rule Casterfor ruleform composition by hand. No mention of the Giant Caster or Material Maker.
Keywords: montype; ruleform composition; ruled form system
Downloads: 47
[texts]US Patent 1,026,185, Type-Casting Machine - John S. Thompson
United States Patent 1,026,185. Filed 1907-12-05. Issued 1912-05-14. John S. Thompson. Type-Casting Machine.
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 74
[texts]US Patent 1,119,733, Type-Casting Machine - John S. Thompson
United States Patent 1,119,733. Filed 1906-01-06. Issued 1914-12-01. John S. Thompson. "Type-Casting Machine."
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 86
[texts]US Patent 1,294,572, Machine for Casting [Fusion Stripcasting] - John S. Thompson and Joseph Bast
United States Patent 1,294,572. Filed 1916-10-28. Issued 1919-02-18. John S. Thompson and Joseph Bast (assigned to the Thompson Type Machine Company). Machine for Casting [improvements in fusion stripcasting machines for relief printing strip material].
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; stripcasting; material making; printing type
Downloads: 93
[texts]US Patent 1,495,248. Saw Guard - Edward Cheshire
United States patent 1,495,248. Issued 1924-05-27. Filed 1922-01-27 as application serial number 532,208. Edward Cheshire. "Saw Guard." Not assigned.
Keywords: printers saw; composing room equipment; printing
Downloads: 70
[texts]Miller Automatic Feeders [Catalog, 3rd Edition] - Miller Saw-Trimmer Company
Miller Automatic Feeders [catalog] Third edition. (Pittsburgh, PA: Miller Saw-Trimmer Company, 1926.) This is a catalog rather than an instruction manual, but it does show certain aspects of the operation of this feeder by way of advertising them. This digitization includes three ephemeral items slipped into this catalog: A cover letter from the Miller Printing Machinery Company ["name changed from Miller Saw-Trimmer Comany"] to the Wilson Printing Company of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (dated 1928-06...
Keywords: printing presses; printing; press feeders
Downloads: 76
[texts]Monotype Strip Rule Designs and Cornerpieces to Match - Lanston Monotype Machine Company
This is a specimen of non-ornamental rule and corresponding corner-pieces with matrices to be used in the Lanston Monotype Type-&-Rule Caster, the Lanston Monotype Material Making Machine / Junior Material Making Machine, or both.  Undated, but probably 1922-1925. For a discussion of the confusing way in which these machines are named in this document, see the original presentation of this digital version at:  http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/stripcasters/monotype/sales/ind...
Keywords: stripcasting; material making; lanston monotype
Downloads: 48
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-21 to F-25 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-21 through F-25 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 21 (Delphian Open Title), No. 22 (Ultra-Modern), No. 23 (Typewriter [Underwood Bold]), No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 58
[texts]British Patent No. 6523 of 1908, Improvements in Type and Other Metal Cating Machines - Edward Charles Robert Marks for the Thompson Type Machine Company
British Patent No. 6523 of 1908. Application date 1908-03-24. Accepted 1909-01-21. Filed by Edward Charles Robert Marks, Consulting Engineer, for the Thompson Type Machine Company (of Chicago).
Keywords: typecasting; typefounding; sorts casting; printing type
Downloads: 86
[texts]Parts List Plates for the Chandler and Price 12x18 Cylinder Press - The Chandler and Price Company
Ten plates identifying parts for the Chandler & Price 12x18 cylinder (not platen) printing press. These are not engineering diagrams as such, but rather are parts list drawings.
Keywords: printing; chandler price; cylinder press
Downloads: 148
[texts]Kelsey Handy Pocket Price List, No. 50B - The Kelsey Company
Kelsey Handy Pocket Price List No. 50B, effective 1950-07-24. Printing presses and printers' supplies manufactured and sold by The Kelsey Company, Meriden, CT. This Price List was originally sent in a packet of Kelsey sales literature received by its original recipient on 1950-07-24. The other contents of this packet have been reprinted separately as http://www.archive.org/details/KelseyPressSalesPacket1950 (miscellaneous items) and http://www.archive.org/details/KelseyDoYourOwnPrinting1950 ("Do...
Keywords: printing presses; printing supplies; printing type
Downloads: 86
[texts]Morrison Saw Trimmer Model 3-A - The Morrison Company
Two-page sales flyer for Model 3-A of the Morrison brand of printer's saw ("saw trimmer"), formerly the C&G brand, as manufactured (at that time) by The Morrison Company, Milwaukee. Undated (but after the introduction of postal zone codes in 1943 and before the introduction of ZIP codes in 1963).
Keywords: printers saw; composing room equipment; printing
Downloads: 152
[texts]One Line Specimens and Revised Price List No. 8-A - Baltimore Type Company
1938 one-line type specimen book from the Baltimore Type Company (aka Baltimore Type and Composition Company, colloquially Baltotype).
Keywords: typefounding; letterpress printing; type specimen books
Downloads: 109
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "STIX" (Ludlow Matrix Sticks) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This section STIX (Ludlow Matrix Sticks) of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-book-47/index.html
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 61
[texts]Quadder Operator's Manual - Star Parts Company
Three page operator's manual for the Star Quadder (model not specified). Printing code F40M-C-KG-TH. A Quadder is an attachment for a Linotype or Intertype linecasting machine which automatically performs left and right justification and centering (tasks accomplished in hand-set type with "quads.")
Keywords: linotype; intertype; linecasting; quadding
Downloads: 84
[texts]Bruning Copyflex [Diazo Printer] Instruction Manual for Model 200 - Charles Bruning Company
Instruction manual for the Copyflex (brand) Model 200 diazo printer manufactured by the Charles Bruning Company. No date, but it contains a "Lamp Failure Report Card" dated "7/5/60" for machine serial number 200381.
Keywords: diazo; whiteprint; blue-line
Downloads: 117
[texts]Model DS Elrod List of Parts - Ludlow Typograph Company
An illustrated (3 pages of drawings) parts list, with no prices, for the Elrod Model DS. This dates from 1943 or later, as the address on it employs a city zone code (these were introduced in 1943). The Elrod was a machine for continuously casting letterpress printing strip material (leads and rule).
Keywords: stripcasting; letterpress printing
Downloads: 92
[texts]Mat Holder Stick Company Catalog and Sales Packet - Mat Holder Stick Company (Fred M. Gay)
A catalog and sales packet for the "Mat Holder Stick," a special system of thin "stereotype-like" stamped metal matrices for use with the Ludlow Typograph noncomposing linecasting machine. Patented by Fred M. Gay of 20 North Kenilworth, Mt. Prospect, IL (US patent 3,035,687 issued 1962-05-22).
Keywords: ludlow; typograph; stereotype matrix; ludlow stick
Downloads: 89
[texts]Handy Type Index - American Type Founders
One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. This is a 1969 reprint of edition TY-154; it appeared earlier in at least 1966 (see http://www.archive.org/details/ATFHandyTypeIndexTY154 )
Keywords: typefounding; type
Downloads: 283
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-1 to F-5 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-1 through F-5 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 1 (Caslon), No. 2 (Cheltenham), No. 3 (Bodoni), No. 4 (Cushing Antique), and No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 48
[texts]Linotype General Maintenance (Part II): Assembling - Mergenthaler Linotype Company
"General Maintenance (Part II): Assembling." (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1942.) This is a booklet in the "Linotype Life Extension" series. Printing code: 610.26-C-U-22X.
Keywords: linotype
Downloads: 35
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "TA" (Standard Ludlow Trade-In Allowances) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This is section "TA" of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  This section covers Ludlow Typograph Company Trade-In Allowances.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-book-47/index...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 43
[texts]The "Hummel" Multitype Machine [Postcard] - Multitype Machine Company
Postcard advertising investment opportunities in the Hummel Multitype typesetting machine. Circa 1911.
Keywords: typesetting; printing
Downloads: 102
[texts]The Brightype Method - Ludlow Typograph Company
A book describing the Ludlow "Brightype" method and equipment. This was a method for preparing and photographing letterpress type for use in offset or other non-letterpress processes.
Keywords: ludlow; brightype; letterpress; offset
Downloads: 103
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-11 to F-15 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-11 through F-15 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 11 ("No. 11"), No. 14 (Bookman), and No. 15 (Ludlow Black).Ludlow typeface family No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 59
[texts]The Elrod Lead, Slug, Rule and Base Caster - The Ludlow Typograph Company
Eight page "french folded" brochure for the Elrod strip-casting machine manufactured by The Ludlow Typograph Company of Chicago. This is a machine for continuously casting printer's "material": the nonprinting leads which go between lines of type, nonprinting slugs which go under the projecting portions of slugs cast on the Ludlow Typograph, printing rule (which prints "rules," or lines of various patterns), and base material which goes underneath cuts and plates.
Keywords: stripcasting; material making; printing
Downloads: 194
[texts]Parts Price List: The Monotype Keyboard - Lanston Monotype Machine Company
Parts Price List: The Monotype Keyboard. (Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, 1942). Effective 1941-03-01, revised 1942-03-10. Printing code: 463-3-42-1750. Thanks are due to Sky Shipley of Skyline Type Foundry for preserving this information and making it available. This copy was heavily annotated by its former owner, and many of these annotations refer to parts available from a third-party Lanston Monotype distributor, Sorga Incorprated...
Keywords: printing; typecasting; monotype
Downloads: 42
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "R and L" (Rules and Leaders) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This is section "R&L" of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  This section covers Rules and Leaders, but has nothing to do with politics.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-bo...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 38
[texts]Directions for Care and Cleaning The Style 2E Non-Adjustable Monotype [Composition Caster] Mold - Lanston Monotype Machine Company
Instructional folder for the care of the Lanston Monotype Machine Company Composition Caster Non-Adjustable Composition Mold Style 2E. Printing code: 8062-12-46-500. N.B. Mold Style 2E was superseded in 1934 by Style 3E, but this folder dates from 1946.
Keywords: lanston monotype; monotype; composition caster; typecasting
Downloads: 79
[texts]Swiftape: Practical Answer to High-Speed Justified Tape Production - Ludlow Typograph Company
A brochure promoting the Ludlow "Swiftape" punched tape system for Teletypesetter-compatible control of Linotype or Intertype linecasting machines.
Keywords: teletypesetter; ludlow typograph company
Downloads: 66
[texts]Miller Automatic Feeders: Component Parts Catalogue - Miller Saw-Trimmer Company
Parts catalog for Miller platen printing press automatic paper feeders.
Keywords: printing presses; printing; press feeders
Downloads: 52
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-46 to F-50 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-46 through F-50 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 46 (Greenwich), No. 47 (Samson), No. 48 (Flair), No. 49 (Admiral Script), and No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 45
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "Terms" (Terms for Sales) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This is section "Terms" of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  This section covers Ludlow Typograph Company Terms for sales.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-book-47/index....
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 36
[texts]Electrolytic Matrices - Phil. T. Nuernberger
This is a 1966 edition, edited, typeset, and printed by Paul Hayden Duensing, of a 1931 letter from Phil. T. Nuernberger to Archie Little on the subject of the electroforming of matrices for casting printing types.
Keywords: typefounding; electroforming matrices
Downloads: 45
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "Rblt-L" (Rebuilt and Class "R" Equipment) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This is section "Rblt-L" of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  This section covers Ludlow practices for Rebuilt and Class "R" Equipment.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-b...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book, ludlow typograph, elrod, linecasting; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 46
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Section "FP" (Ludlow Matrix Font Price List) - Ludlow Typograph Company
This is section "FP" (Ludlow Matrix Font Price List) of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.For an index of and links to scans of the other sections of this book, see:http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/noncompline/ludlow/literature/sales/salesmens-book-47/index.html
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 46
[texts]US Patent 1, 618, 170. Composing-Room Saw [workholding clamp] - Edward Cheshire
United States patent 1,618,170. Issued 1927-02-22. Filed 1923-09-15 as application serial number 662,840. Edward Cheshire. "Composing-Room Saw." Not assigned.
Keywords: printers saw; composing room equipment; printing
Downloads: 85
[texts]Monotype Material Making Machine Adjustments - Lanston Monotype Machine Company
Manual for the Lanston Monotype Material Making Machine, a fusion strip-casting machine for letterpress printing leads, slugs, and rule. 1936 edition as revised in 1947. Thanks are due to Raky Press for preserving this document and making it available. The paper original of this document is in poor condition as acquired by Raky Press. Plate V is missing (it is present in the 1936 edition reprinted at http://www.archive.org/details/LanstonMonotypeMaterialMakerAdjustments1936wrz )
Keywords: stripcasting; printing; monotype; lanston
Downloads: 70
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-16 to F-20 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-16 through F-20 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 16 (Fraktur), No. 17 (Engravers Bold [n.b., no apostrophe]), No. 18 (Victoria Italic), No...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 52
[texts]Ludlow Salesmen's Book (No. 47), Sections F-51 to F-54 - Ludlow Typograph Company
These are sections F-51 through F-54 of the book of information issued by the Ludlow Typograph Company to its sales force.  This particular copy of this book is No. 47, current through 1962. It appears here through the courtesy of its present owner, Jeff Shay.  These sections cover the matrix fonts for Ludlow typeface families No. 51 (Formal Script), No. 52 (Florentine), No. 53 (Wave), and No. 54 (Times new Roman).Note that Formal Script is one of the few Ludlow faces which requires a special ...
Keywords: ludlow salesmens book; ludlow typograph; elrod; linecasting
Downloads: 50
[texts]Miller Automatic Feeder Book of Instructions - Miller Saw-Trimmer Company
Instruction manual for the Miller Automatic [paper] Feeders for platen printing presses
Keywords: printing; press; feeders
Downloads: 29
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